The United States flag is never to be flown upside down except in times of great distress or emergency. I believe we are in both. We are in a perilous time in which the Supreme Court has decided on the one hand that the plain language of a law is not binding – that the Justices can read the minds of those who wrote the law, and that the will of the People is not binding upon them. In short, the United States Supreme Court has just announced that we are no longer a Constitutional Federal Republic, that we are not even a Representative Democracy. We are an oligarchy ruled ultimately by unelected, unaccountable judges who can now dictate law and ignore the Constitution and the will of the People.
On Thursday, the United States Supreme Court, in a 6 – 3 decision, decided that the words “Exchanges established by the States” meant “Exchanges established by the States or the Federal Government.” This was not because of any ambiguity in the language of the law, the Justices so deciding admit that the language says only State established exchanges are eligible for subsidies under the ACA. No, they believe they can divine the intent of the Congress by something other than their written and recorded words. Apparently this is some magic into which Justices are initiated after they are appointed to the court.
Today, the Court found, in a 5 – 4 decision, that the People of 30 different states on multiple occasions had “acted stupidly,” in rejecting attempts to redefine marriage from it’s natural definition to one that is unnatural. This was not based on the unconstitutionality of any law, and it was not based on any legal injustice; it was based on the fact that the way things were made 5 Justices sad.
These two decisions, between them, destroy the very fabric of our Constitution. The Rule of Law is now dead, replaced by the Rule of the Whim of Men.
Whatever your position on Obamacare or on homosexual relationships, you should be looking at these decisions and trembling in fear. If they can decide to ignore the plain language of the law and the will of the people, what can they not ignore? What regime can they not institute by fiat? How is this not tyranny?
There are few options left to those of us who believe in the Rule of Law. Perhaps the States will finally stand up for themselves and say “Then let them enforce it.” Perhaps an Article V Convention will be called in an attempt to reconcile Progressive’s desire to live in Utopia with Conservatives desire to be left alone. Perhaps Conservative States will petition, and be allowed, to peaceably secede from this failed Union.
But the Government is no longer legitimate. It no longer seeks to protect the Rights of Man. This situation can only continue for so long before violence – violence no one wants – results.
“I beseech you in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.” ~Oliver Cromwell